Bavarian Elite Academy

Improve competence and soft skills

Bavarian Elite Academy

The Bayerische EliteAkademie is a foundation of the Bavarian economy and sees itself as a support institution for outstanding and motivated students of all disciplines of the Free State of Bavaria, who want to gain further qualifications in this sense and who want to take on leadership tasks later in their professional life, but also have more than just their own career in mind. The training complements the subject-oriented university education and is based on the transfer of knowledge, skills and values. Above all, skills such as result-oriented planning and action, the ability to motivate teams, the courage to make decisions and assume responsibility, acting in accordance with corporate ethical guidelines, lateral thinking and moral courage, as well as intercultural and interdisciplinary skills are taught. Students learn these skills over the course of three semesters during the lecture-free period in the following program elements: attendance phase Project work Mentoring Further information on the tasks and objectives as well as the training concept can be found on the website of the Bavarian EliteAcademy.

Training goals and program components

The training complements the subject-oriented university education and focuses on the teaching of decision-making competencies, values and knowledge on socially relevant topics. Above all, skills such as result-oriented planning and behavior, motivational skills in teams, the courage to make decisions and take responsibility, acting in accordance with corporate ethical guidelines, lateral thinking and moral courage, as well as intercultural and interdisciplinary skills are taught.

Students learn these skills over the course of four semesters in the following program elements:

  • Several weeks of attendance in a campus atmosphere during the semester breaks
  • Personal coaching by high-ranking mentors from the business world
  • Project work in an interdisciplinary team accompanied by tutors
  • Fireplace evenings with exciting personalities
  • Foreign trips to Brussels and Asia

Further information on the tasks and goals as well as the training concept can be found on the website of the Bavarian Elite Academy.

The Research Center Finance & Information Management at the Bavarian Elite Academy

Employees of the Research Center Finance & Information Management are engaged in various qualities and tasks for the Bavarian Elite Academy. Our professors Buhl and Gimpel are active as liaison lecturers at the University of Augsburg and as jurors at the selection days. Professor Röglinger fills the position of a liaison lecturer at the University of Bayreuth. In addition, Professor Buhl is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Bavarian Elite Academy and thus also involved in the strategic development of the foundation. As lecturers, our professors Buhl and Gimpel teach the students the basics of business administration in various block seminars and discuss the financial market, debt, energy and climate crises from an economic perspective. In addition, they will provide insights into the effects of digitization on the economy and society as well as relevant fields of action for actively shaping the digital transformation. Finally, our student and research assistants and alumni include numerous active and former scholarship holders of the Bavarian Elite Academy, who are involved in the alumni network and, for example, in the organization of the selection days.

Online information events in November 2020

Students from Bavarian universities can apply for admission to the 23rd year of the Bavarian Elite Academy until December 6. At the numerous online information events in November you can find out more about the Bavarian EliteAcademy and exchange ideas with current students and alumni.

  • Mon., November 2nd, 12:30 - 13:30 p.m.
  • Wed., November 4th, 13:00 - 14:00 p.m.
  • Wed., November 11th, 16:00 - 17:00 p.m.
  • Thu., November 12th, 17:00 - 18:00 p.m.
  • Fri., November 13th, 12:30 - 13:30 p.m.
  • Tue., November 17th, 17:30 - 18:30 p.m.
  • Wed., November 18th, 17:00 - 18:00 p.m.
  • Mon., November 23rd, 13:00 - 14:00 p.m.
  • Wed., November 25th, 12:30 - 13:30 p.m.
  • Mon., November 30th, 13:00 - 14:00 p.m.

More information

Your contact persons for questions about the Bayerische EliteAkademie

Would you like to find out more about the Bavarian Elite Academy and the application process in a personal interview? Then, in addition to our liaison professors, the following contact persons as alumni of the Bavarian EliteAcademy and at the same time research assistants of the FIM Research Center will be happy to assist you at any time:

Daniel Rau (University of Augsburg)

Christopher van Dun (University of Bayreuth)

You need an assessment by a liaison professor for your application to the Bavarian Elite Academy?

Request for students of the University of Augsburg

Request for students of the University of Bayreuth